Community Council

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The Kirknewton Community Council meets every second Tuesday at 6.45pm in the Green Room.  Everyone is welcome to observe. The role of community councils is to express the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies, and to take action in the interests of its community. 

If you have any items you wished raised at the Community Council, please email with ‘FAO of Community Council’ in the subject heading.

Details about Community Councils in West Lothian can be found here.  The Kirknewton Community Council Boundary map can be found here –  Kirknewton

Kirknewton Community Council Annual General Meeting

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 AGM scheduled for June 2020 was postponed, and rescheduled as a virtual Zoom meeting, held on on 9th February.  The meeting was deemed quorate, and addressed the points itemised in the Agenda as published.  Although for technical reasons it was not possible to open the meeting to all residents live online, the Community Council had provided the opportunity to put questions to the elected Community Councillors via Communication Cards and email, and sought to include a representative opinion from the wider Kirknewton GoogleGroups community.

In advance of the minutes being published, please note that all current office bearers expressed a willingness to continue in office pro-tem until Community Council elections are conducted later this year and a new Council appointed.  Notwithstanding, opportunity was given to all participants at the AGM to contest, and/or request a vote on these re-appointments.  There were no requests for either, so the points of contact with the Community Council remain the same.

Minutes of the meeting will be posted when approved.

Chairperson’s Report

Recent Minutes

Approved Minutes of recent Community Council meetings are available below.  
(This section is under construction and is subject to change.) 

January 2020
February 2020
March 2020
July 2020      (no April, May or June meetings were held due to Covid restrictions)
August 2020
September 2020
October 2020
November 2020
December 2020
January 2021
February 2021
March 2021

Community Council Election

The count of the ballot papers for the current Community Council took place on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 6.00pm in the Council Chambers. Kirknewton was the only Community Council to have an election in West Lothian and one of two in the whole of Scotland.  The total number of ballot papers returned was 446 which represented a 24.2% turnout. The results of the count were as follows:-

Number of Votes Received:

Martyn Lee Blainey 113 ELECTED (Resigned)
Julia Helen Bracewell 99
Susan Mary Campbell 168 ELECTED
John Cunningham 110 ELECTED
John David Sholto Douglas 77
Derrick Alan Emms 80
Victor Garrad 129 ELECTED
Robert Graham 95
Neill Gwynne 122 ELECTED
Fiona Halliday 140 ELECTED
Graham John Hamilton 92
Patricia Steward Hastings 139 ELECTED (Resigned)
Hugh Hunter Gordon 191 ELECTED
Angel Jones Lynch 163 ELECTED
Francis John Lynch 138 ELECTED
Sian Wynne Markx 119 ELECTED
Iain Adam Masterton 99
Kirsty McKeown 157 ELECTED
Stewart James McKenna 124 ELECTED
Beverley Morris 52
Mary Anne Hamilton Pinkerton 155 ELECTED
Michael William Rae 101
John Sives 121 ELECTED
John Thomas 150 ELECTED
Jennifer Susan Clare Thomson 75
Ian Watt 171 ELECTED
Tammy Wood 140 ELECTED